Arby's apologizes after cop was allegedly refused service

Arby's Apologizes After Cop Was Allegedly Refused Service

A police officer in Florida was allegedly refused service at an Arby's drive-thru simply for being a cop.

Sgt. Jennifer Martin placed her order and pulled up to the drive-thru window, but says that when she attempted to pay employee Kenneth Davenport, the manager approached and told Martin, "He doesn't want to serve you because you are a police officer."

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According to Martin, the manager had to force Davenport to process Martin's credit card.

She was handed her food, but the ordeal made her uncomfortable so she returned it and filed an offense report to ensure the incident was on record.

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Arby's apologizes after cop was allegedly refused service
If I were Arby's CEO, I'd 1. Fire the manager 2. Offer free lunch to a lot of cops
I suspect that won't end Arby's p.r. problems
All cops boycotting Arby's for refusing to serve cop.Let's keep in mind,it's one employee. Not company. Just like 1 bad cop isn't all of us.
"Arby's officials apologized and said termination could be involved” Come on, @arbys @arbysnewsroom, “could?”
Wait, there's a real @nihilist_arbys?
Worst job in the world today: PR person for @Arbys @ArbysNews @ArbysCares This is unacceptable, #Arbys

The Pembroke Pines Police Department took to social media -- tweeting and posting a press release to Facebook. The police chief demanded an apology.

Corporate officials at Arby's quickly apologized and said they would respond to the controversy with disciplinary measures that could include termination.

Davenport maintains his actions were simply a misunderstood joke that's since been blown out of proportion.

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